The spotlight is undoubtedly on morality and ethics in our country today.  And to explore these issues, a thought-provoking and challenging talk show, Encounters2,

Team on set
Team on set
will be on our TV screens from this month (7 December 2008).

Hosted by the dynamic and accomplished Andile Gaelesiwe on SABC2 at 13h00 on Sundays, Encounters2 follows a lunch time conversation format, probing what is morally okay in South Africa today.

Topics such as 'is it morally ok to be' armed to the teeth, to be ruled by the rule of law'.to wear clothes that offend others.? will be posed by Andile to three well-informed guests, challenging them to encounter each other on topics that are vexing us now.

What makes Encounters 2 unique is its ability to interrogate and challenge our morality as South Africans by continuously asking the question: what is the basis of our African morality?

Andile, founder of the Open Disclosure Foundation (ODF), which assists survivors of sexual violence, is well known among SA's youth and has a broad appeal across audiences both young and mature.  She sees herself as a social entrepreneur with a passion for finding innovative solutions to social ills, a passion that has seen her as a finalist in the 2008 Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year, as a producer of Uncensored on MTVBASE, providing sexual health info to youth all over Africa, and as host of Khumbulekhaya, an international award winning SABC1 show.

Encounters2 was shot at a coffee bar, Bean There, in trendy 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg and was produced by Kagiso TV & Communications.

Series Director of Encounters1, which was aired earlier this year and got the nation talking, and Encounters2, Odette Geldenhuys, is very excited about the series.  "It will ask and demand of all of us to liberate ourselves of preconceived notions, to revisit the fundamentals of African morality as practiced and understood prior to slavery and colonialism, and to examine how this can become the basis for a shared moral and ethical framework in South Africa now," she says.